|Photo by Petr Kratochvil|
Back in December, Jessica, a follower of the Green Grandma's Vinegar Fridays Facebook page, posted this on my wall:
One seasonal vinegar tip I have is that at least once a year (around this time) I save all my peels from oranges or other citrus fruits and cover with white vinegar. I let it set for a few months (or at least 6 weeks) and then I can use my great citrus vinegar for my homemade cleaner recipes and have lovely orange scented floors and counters.
What a great tip! I loved the idea, so I started my own jar of mandarin orange-infused vinegar.
On Saturday morning, I decided to try something new in the shower. Doing my usual no-pooing routine, I washed my hair with baking soda, but replaced the apple cider vinegar with the much better scented citrus vinegar. What a pleasant change of pace! The difference was like apples and oranges ... oh wait, the difference was apples and oranges.
Later that day, my husband hugged me and, getting a whiff of my dry hair, said, "Your hair smells really good." Ahhh. He hasn't said that in a long, long time.
So, here's the twist to my usual no pooing advice: Mix up some distilled white vinegar with your citrus peels. Unfortunately, you will have to be patient and wait for a couple of months to start experiencing the refreshing difference. But why not start a few different jars? You could do grapefruit, lemon or orange and pick your favorite.
I'd love to hear from you after you give this a try. No pooing with a twist. How's that for a Vinegar Friday tip?
Keeping it green with vinegar,
Never heard of 'no pooing?' You can read more about it here, or buy a copy of my book, Green Grandma's Vinegar Fridays.
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